Study material for exam 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

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I want to pass the 70-532 Exam on Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions. Can you help me prepare for this exam?  What information should I know? Can you provide any references?


Yes, as part of our SQL Server Certification Resources, we have tips and answers to FAQ about this certification.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is oriented to System Administrators, Developers or other professionals who want to be certified in Microsoft Azure.

What is the exam about?

It is about Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), Azure Storage, Azure Databases, Azure AD, Azure PaaS, Azure Web Apps, Azure Service Mobile Apps and more.

I am a Database Administrator specialized in SQL Server. Do you recommend studying for this exam?

Yes. If you are a DBA or a Database Developer with experience in on-premises SQL Server or other databases, this certification will be a great upgrade to your skills. The future is in the Cloud and Azure is the second most popular service in the Cloud (AWS is the first one at the moment).

There are some topics more oriented to Developers, but studying for this certification will definitely increase your skills.

Is this exam difficult?

Yes. If you have no experience in Azure, it is very difficult. If you do not have development experience it will be even more difficult for you.  If you have a lot of experience with databases, Azure and development, it will not be too hard to pass the exam. This exam requires advanced IT, Networking and development skills.

Which SQL Server 2012/2014 Exam is similar to this exam?

This exam is not oriented to SQL Server, but it includes some Azure SQL topics and DocumentDB, which are closely related to SQL Server.

I do not have any experience in Azure. What is Azure?

It is a cloud computing platform that offers several services like web pages, Virtual Machines, Databases, Web applications, Reports, Data Warehouse services, Machine Learning and more.

What do I need to have an Azure Account?

You can have a trial version for 30 days. You can also pay per services or buy a MSDN subscription that includes Azure.

To start, you can go to the following link:

Do you recommend some books for this exam?

No. A big problem with Azure is that the Portal is new and many books are now obsolete. This may change in the future, but  now Azure is changing and improving all the time, so you must make sure that your book is up to date.

For example, the Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, is obsolete because the Portal is new and most of the information is now obsolete. If you are a newbie, you will get lost. If you have some experience in the old and new Portal, with the help of the documentation online, you may be able to study and get some interesting information that is still not obsolete, but it can be confusing to work that way.

Are there some courses for this exam?

Yes, the following courses can help you to pass the exam:

Do you recommend a practice test?

Yes, here you have some practice tests:

Do you recommend some links for this exam?

Yes, the following links will be useful:

Create and manage Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines

Deploy workloads on Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Virtual Machines (VMs)

Perform configuration management

Configure ARM VM networking

Scale ARM VMs

Design and implement ARM VM storage

Monitor ARM VMs

Manage ARM VM availability

Design and implement a storage and data strategy

Implement Azure Storage blobs and Azure files

Implement Azure storage tables and queues

Manage access and monitor storage

Implement Azure SQL Databases

Implement Azure DocumentDB

Implement Redis caching

Implement Azure Search

Manage identity, application, and network services

Integrate an app with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)

Design and implement a communication strategy

Design and implement a messaging strategy

Develop apps that use Azure AD B2C and Azure AD B2B

Design and implement Azure PaaS compute and web and mobile services (25–30%)

Design Azure App Service Web Apps

Implement Azure Functions

Implement API management

Design Azure App Service API Apps

Develop Azure App Service Logic Apps

What is Mobile Apps?

Design and implement Azure Service Fabric apps

Next Steps

As you can see, this exam is difficult and requires advanced skills in Networking, Virtualization, Databases and programming. For more information, refer to these links:

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Comments For This Article

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 8:31:29 AM - Infosectrain08 Back To Top (90227)
Nice blog, Thanks for sharing.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:55:15 PM - Peggy Back To Top (56059)

 Couple of good resources for preparation




Friday, May 5, 2017 - 11:13:32 AM - ram Back To Top (55464)

Thank you So Much for this info - its greatly helpful.

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 3:23:27 PM - Frederico Back To Top (55361)

 Great article, but the title is wrong: Exam material for Microsoft Exam 70-532 Developing SQL Databases, should be 

Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions


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